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Constitutional Court rules general prosecutor vote was invalid

On Wednesday, April 20, the Slovak Constitutional Court ruled that a parliamentary vote held on December 7, 2011, to select the general prosecutor was invalid, as the rights of one of the candidates, Dobroslav Trnka, who at the time was the incumbent general prosecutor, were violated. The vote was inconclusive, with Trnka failing by one vote to be selected.

On Wednesday, April 20, the Slovak Constitutional Court ruled that a parliamentary vote held on December 7, 2011, to select the general prosecutor was invalid, as the rights of one of the candidates, Dobroslav Trnka, who at the time was the incumbent general prosecutor, were violated. The vote was inconclusive, with Trnka failing by one vote to be selected.

The court, sitting in Košice, nullified the December 7 vote and ordered it to be repeated so that all constitutional rules are observed, the TASR newswire wrote.

To read more about the ongoing attempts to select Slovakia’s next general prosecutor please see: MPs lose cloak of anonymity in GP vote and PM lays out changes in prosecutors' offices.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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